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Veterans Advisory Board

Public meetings

The board meets on the second Thursday of each month at 2 p.m.

Clark County Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Hearing Room 680, Vancouver

Meetings can also be viewed live on CVTV. Additional broadcasts will be available each week; see your local listing or visit

The Veterans Advisory Board oversees the Clark County Veteran's Assistance Fund, which provides emergency relief to qualified veterans. The board consists of nationally recognized veterans organizations in Clark County and veterans from the community. The majority of the members must be representatives of service organizations, however veterans may join as Members At Large if approved by a vote of the board. Service organizations and members at large must renew their Letter of Intent each October.

Join the board

Those interested in joining the board must submit a Letter of Intent to:
Clark County Community Services
Attn:  Samantha Whitley
P O Box 5000
Vancouver, WA  98666-5000


Organization Primary Representative Alternate Letter of Intent date
40 et 8 Sam Grooms Steve Slegers 3/12/15
American Legion #14 Smith/Reynolds Dixie Hotaling Dean Collins 12/1/14
Am. Legion #27 Elisa Cotton Shawn O'Neil 1/8/15
American Legion #44 Ridgefield post      
American Legion #168 Tum Tum Post Robert Nichols Richard Langenbach 10/9/14
American Legion #176 Michael Gibson, Secretary Jonathan Frederick 11/4/14
American Legion #189 La Center Post      
American Legion #208 Battle Ground Post      
American Vets #6 John Lovejoy Bubba Conway 8/13/15
DAV Chapter #4 Thomas Kula, Vice Chair Frank Hyatt 1/13/15
Korean War Veterans Assoc. #321 George Raynor Randy Warneke 3/12/15
Marine Corps League #826 Lou Baste Ron Brandon 1/5/15
VFW #4278 John Raynor Gary Dowler 12/1/14
VFW #7824 Bruce Maas, Chair Dale Rex 11/13/14
VFW Post #12028 "LZ" North County Skip Benge David Barton 1/26/15
Vietnam Vets of America #512 Greg Whitson Joseph Fettig 10/9/14
Members at Large Kevin Lawson    
  Candis Oliver    



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Clark County Community Services: Vanessa R. Gaston, Director
Street address: 1601 East Fourth Plain Boulevard, Bldg 17, Suite A419, Vancouver, WA 98661
Mailing address: P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-9810
Main phone: (360) 397-2130 | FAX: (360) 397-6028
Community Services Fraud and Abuse Hotline
The Fraud and Abuse Hotline number is (360) 397-8030 and is for the reporting of suspected fraud or abuse related to payment for services. Messages may be left anonymously. To speak directly with the Department Compliance Officer, call (360) 397-2075 ext. 7819.
Responsible Elected Official: Board of Clark County Commissioners

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